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Crane Scholar News 2008April 21, 2008
The Crane Scholars Program, an initiative directed by IFL for academically excellent Baylor undergraduates interested in the connections between faith, learning, and vocation, has enjoyed a lively academic year.
On September 27, Crane Scholars met for a special initiation dinner in the Barfield Drawing Room, followed by a presentation from David Jeffrey, distinguished professor of literature and humanities and co-leader of the senior cohort, on "Scripture and the Rise of the Humanities."
From November 29-December 1, thirteen Crane Scholars accompanied Michael Foley, assistant professor of patristics in the Honors College and co-leader of the junior cohort, to a conference hosted by the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture on "The Dialogue of Cultures."
On December 5, Crane Scholars gathered for an Advent Luncheon at the North Village. Scott Moore, director of Great Texts and associate professor of philosophy, offered a reflection.
The program's annual spring retreat was held April 4-6 at Moon River Ranch, a retreat venue outside of Waco. This year's theme was "The Virtues of a Christian Scholar" and featured presentations by: Thomas Hibbs, dean of the Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture at Baylor; Carol Simon, professor of philosophy and director of general education/interdisciplinary studies at Hope College; and Thomas Smith, chair of the Department of Humanities, chair of the Classics Program, and associate professor of humanities and political science at Villanova University. Prayer and worship during the retreat were led by Burt Burleson, Baylor's university chaplain.
For more information about the Crane Scholars Program, see www.baylor.edu/ifl/cs.
Crane Scholars Program 2008